[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kingsbury 12-26-1973 by L.L. No. 1-1973 (Ch. 36 of the 1983 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare, safety, peace and tranquility by regulating mass gatherings within the Town of Kingsbury.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MASS GATHERING
- Any assemblage or gathering of people at a carnival, circus, rock music festival or other public amusement of a temporary nature to which a charge is made for admission or in connection with which a charge is made for the use or enjoyment of any facility.
No person shall hold or promote, by advertising or otherwise, a mass gathering unless a permit shall have been issued therefor by the Town Board of the Town of Kingsbury as herein provided.
A permit under this section may be issued upon a written application by the person who will promote or hold the mass gathering, which application may be in letter form and shall identify the area and location of such mass gathering, the name and address of the person or persons holding or promoting the same, the date or dates thereof and such other information relating thereto as the Town Board may require. Such application if approved under the state regulations shall be accompanied by an appropriate permit issued by the appropriate permit-issuing official pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.5 of Chapter 1 of the State Sanitary Code and shall be further accompanied by copies of all plans, reports and specifications required in the issuance of said permit pursuant to the State Sanitary Code. Such application shall be further accompanied by such additional plans, reports, specifications and other matter as may be required by the Town Board respecting the provisions of water supply and sewerage facilities, drainage, refuse storage and disposal facilities, sleeping areas and facilities, food service, medical facilities and fire protection. Such application shall further be accompanied by a copy of the performance bond filed pursuant to Section 7.34 of Chapter 1 of the State Sanitary Code.
The Town Board, before taking final action upon the application for permit, shall be required to hold a public hearing upon at least five days' notice of said application.
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this section, the Town Board may in its discretion deny any application for such permit upon its determination that the police facilities of the Town of Kingsbury are or would be insufficient or inadequate to fully protect the public safety and property or upon its determination that the public peace, tranquility and good order is likely to be unduly disturbed.
No mass gathering authorized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall extend for a period in excess of seven consecutive days.
Any permit granted hereunder may be revoked by the Town Board of the Town of Kingsbury if it finds that the mass gathering for which the permit was issued is maintained, operated or occupied in violation of law or the Sanitary Code of the State of New York or of the health district in which such mass gathering takes place.
A failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a violation, and the violator shall be liable to a fine of not more than $250 for each violation. For the purposes of this section, each day of a continuing violation shall be deemed a separate violation.